Sunday, May 29, 2011

Madness & Molting in May

May has been a mad month for our household full of some major life changes. I'll leave it at that. The point here is that I was very busy and left our babies without much attention for a couple of weeks. Thankfully Elmo fills in the gap there, but he also noticed that several of our babies molted!

Tiny (now double the size he was when we got him!) - Brazilian Whiteknee
Punjab - Indian Ornamental
Jeckyll & Hyde - Brazilian Fire Reds
Tweedle Dee (not Dum yet) - Chaco Golden Knee

Sorry I don't have any photos at this point. I've just been too busy to do much photography.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Punjab Molting this Morning!

I caught Punjab molting this morning! Not my best photography, but...

Molting Indian Ornamental TarantulaPunjab Molting
He was done soon after.

I'll try to get a clear shot of his more pronounced markings soon.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Tigger ~ RIP

Costa Rican Tiger Rump Tarantula SpiderlingTigger ~ RIP
Costa Rican Tiger Rump
Cyclosternum fasciatum

Sometime late yesterday, Tigger curled up against the wall of his dish and died. He was the last of the Costa Rican Tiger Rumps in our collection. As you can see, he was hardly as big around as a toothpick. He was a good eater, though, and seemed healthy enough. It is impossible to know cause of death in cases like this. I'm sad to lose Tigger.